Romanov met with Frail on Friday and the coach said: "It was not mentioned. We just had a chat because he is over for the game. It was a 'hello' and getting my thoughts on the match.

"It was fine, it was just a catch-up.

"It was good of him to come over and see the players. We have always prided ourselves on being a tight family club and it's good he spoke to everyone, including the office staff at Tynecastle, and told them he was pleased with their work."